Records were broken at this years HBF Run for a Reason with over 30,000 runners taking part in either the 4 or 12km runs. The event was timed by blueChip Timing in damp conditions using over 20 Ultra8 systems covering a whopping 20m on the finish line. An added feature of this years race was the ability for runners to pass through a results kiosk and their tag was automatically scanned and results instantly displayed on LED TV screens.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Ultra again providing dependable technology to the worlds iconic eventsThe 2014 Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon was once again timed with Ultra Systems by our largest customer, Ultimate Timing of Denmark. There were more splits along the course and a shiny new app to download that had features that rivaled any other live timing platform in the market today. The app allowed individual runners to be tracked on the race course as if they were wearing a mobile GPS tracker. The live feed of splits were also beautifully displayed on a easy to use grid. To see for yourself download the app from iTunes or go to the NCM website. Ultimate CEO Morten Toft reported that the read rates of the tags using Ultra were almost too good to be true at pretty much 100% along the 5km split points, start and finish lines. This has reinforced their decision to invest heavily in RFID Race Timing’s technology for the coming years.
May is one of the busiest times on the timing calendar and kicked off with the Nike She Runs in Sydney during Saturday evening of the 3rd May. Over 6000 ladies took part in the run that focused on having fun with a party atmosphere at the end. Timing points were linked to realtime social media posts giving each runner an individual experience that could be tracked by friends and family. When it came to providing cutting edge technology RFID Race Timing Systems were chosen above the other players in the market.